Dr. Daniel Bellingradt
PD Dr. Daniel Bellingradt war im Sommersemester 2022 als Universitätsprofessor für die Geschichte der Frühen Neuzeit an der LMU München beschäftigt und beginnt zum Wintersemester 2022/23 eine mehrjährige Gastprofessur am Institut für Europäische Kulturgeschichte der Universität Augsburg. Wegen der Beurlaubung an der FAU sind deswegen vorerst nur Beratungstermine für Bachelorarbeiten und Masterarbeiten möglich. Bitte kontaktieren Sie mich per Email für einen Zoom-Termin.
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Daniel Bellingradt was from 2014-2022 Professor at the Institute for the Study of the Book, and - as there was no tenure-track option for his "Juniorprofessur" - he continued his engagement at the FAU as a senior lecturer. During the SoSe 2022 he was interim professor for Early Modern History at the History Department of the LMU in Munich, and now holds a guest professorship at the Institute of European Cultural History (Augsburg) from October 2022 to September 2025. Daniel is trained as a historian and communication scholar, and earned his Ph.D. in 2010 at the Free University of Berlin. After studying History, Communication Studies, and English Studies in Berlin (Free University and Humboldt University) and Dublin (UCD), he received a scholarship from the Gerda Henkel Foundation for his Ph.D. project, and got funded by the German Research Association for a post-doc-project at the University of Erfurt. Daniel is co-editor of the German journal "Jahrbuch für Kommunikationsgeschichte" and was awarded the "Maria-Weber-Grant" (Hans Böckler Foundation) for outstanding postdoctoral scholars in 2018. You can see Daniel also in an episode of Germany's historical TV show "Terra X" (Ein Tag in Köln 1629).
- After being a post-doc at Erfurt university, Daniel Bellingradt became professor (Juniorprofessor für Buchwissenschaft, ins. Historische Kommunikationsforschung) at the Institute for the Study of the Book at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and also worked as interim professor for Book Studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz.
- Bellingradt is the author of 4 books published in German, Dutch and English: "Flugpublizistik und Öffentlichkeit um 1700. Dynamiken, Akteure und Strukturen im urbanen Raum des Alten Reiches" (Stuttgart 2011), "Magical Manuscripts in Early Modern Europe. The Clandestine Trade In Illegal Book Collections" (2017, co-authored with Bernd-Christian Otto), "Vernetzte Papiermärkte. Einblicke in den Amsterdamer Handel mit Papier im 18. Jahrhundert" (2020), "Vervlechting van de papiermarkt. De Amsterdamse papierhandel in de achttiende eeuw" (2021), and "Eine Stadttour durch Hamburg im Jahr 1686. Die App 'Hidden Hamburg' als erlebbare Geschichte und Digital-Public-History-Experiment" (2022, co-authored with Claudia Heise).
- Daniel's about 28 articles and chapters on aspects of media and communication history, and book history have been published in various journals, for example in »Journal of Early Modern History«, »Jaarboek voor Boekgeschiedenis«, »Urban History«, and »Quaerendo«.
- Daniel's interests are centered on the materiality, sociality and spatiality of communication flows, and this focus is reflected in his edited volumes: "The Paper Trade in Early Modern Europe. Practices, Materials, Networks" (2021, eds. with Anna Reynolds), "Books in Motion in Early Modern Europe. Beyond Production, Circulation and Consumption" (2017, eds. with Jeroen Salman and Paul Nelles), and "A History of Early Modern Communication. German and Italian Historiographical Perspectives" (ed. together with Massimo Rospocher, 2019).
- Daniel is part of the European project "PURE" (PUblic REnaissance: Urban Cultures of Public Space between Early Modern Europe and the Present), a collaborative project funded from HERA with about 1 million Euro that runs from 2019 to 2023. The project includes an app-trail city tour through 1686 Hamburg and a website: http://www.hiddencities.eu. Other recent projects of Daniel include leading a project funded by the German Research Association (DFG) that will build an online database for the German writing calendar - the Schreibkalender.
- Also, at the moment (i.e. in the spare time that a father with a fixed-term employment contract has during a global pandemy), he is engaged in preparing an edited volume on early modern intermediality (together with Massimo Rospocher), and finishes a few articles for example on used books. Recently, Daniel has started writing a book on media echoes, and is preparing his thoughts together with Agnes Gehbald on what a global book history might look like. You can follow Daniel's interests on Twitter if you like: https://twitter.com/dbellingradt